Dave Duarte is an entrepreneurial educator working to develop more tech savvy leadership in Africa.
As one of the first successful social media entrepreneurs in South Africa, Dave developed a passion for teaching as a way to get more people participating creatively and economically online.
His latest venture is Treeshake, which is executive education for the real-time web era.
He founded the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which provides training for the staff and clients of one of the world's leading advertising agency groups.
Dave lectures and runs courses at UCT Graduate School of Business, where he launched the first Social Media and Mobile Marketing courses at an African business school. He has since taught the subjects at universities globally.
Previously Dave co-founded South Africa's first Social Media agency, Cerebra; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; and was a Dean at the Maharishi Institute for Management.
Hobbies include bike riding, radio presenting, console gaming, and reading geeky fantasy novels.
Mail & Guardian: 200 Young South Africans 2011
BizCommunity: Reputation Boost for Ogilvy as ODMA shows success
Daily Maverick: Dave Duarte and the Importance of Organizational Culture
Clients include (alphabetically):
Allan Gray, Cairo University, Castrol, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Clickatell, Curtin Graduate School of Business Perth, Discovery Health, First National Bank, Gordon Institute of Business Science, GrowthPoint, Investec, King James, Mail & Guardian, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Media24, Metropolitan, Mxit, Naspers, Nestle, Ogilvy, Old Mutual, Pam Golding Properties, Pioneer Foods, Polytechnic of Namibia, Pearson, Primedia, Protea Hotels, Ramsay Media, Rand Merchant Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Raymond Ackerman Academy, SABMiller, Sol Plaatjie Institute for Media Leadership, South African Airways, South Africa Tourism, The United Nations, Toyota East Africa, USAID, University of Cape Town, University of Melbourne, Vega, Volkswagen, Woolworths, World Presidents Association, Young Presidents Association, Zoom Advertising.